Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011!


Original? Nope! Seasonal? After all traditions aren't that bad, are they?! While you see this photo I'll be filling my stomach with unnecessary fattening food and exchanging gifts with people who already have everything! But I'll also be surrounded with a lot of people I love, so it's well worth it! Again, have a great Christmas eve everyone (for those of you who celebrate), watch for your stockings (if you haven't been naughty of course...) and come here and let us know what Santa brought you;-) I will... BTW I took this photo at the entrance of my gym. If you notice, someone stuck a "Merro" on top of the "Merry" sign. I really wonder what that means...

29 comments:

  1. Enjoy X-mas! Thanks for another year of nice pictures. Kind regards, Peter TilburgDailyPhoto

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  2. wishing you a very happy Christmas and thank you very much for all your great posts throughout the year

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  3. Wow, is that a vintage Christmas decoration or what. I guess they never threw away the mold. Cool

    Today is Christmas Eve day in San Francisco. I was so in the mood for crepes -- Gee, I wonder why, hmmm. So, I had Romanoff Black Caviar served on tiny medallion size crepes (recipe compliments of Tsar Nicolai Caviar www.TsarNicoulai.com a San Francisco company). To drink, I had Orangina with a splash of Chardonnay. Oh yeah, tons of calories; but hey, it's Christmas Eve day. I am totally guilt free and loving it.

    So, my advice (which I take myself) don't give that diet another thought until after Christmas.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you Eric and all you PDP people out there -- you're fabulous!

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  4. And a Merry Christmas to you (and all your readers), Eric!

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  5. A Very Merry Christmas, Eric and to all the PDP-ers. PDP is a little gift every day.

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  6. Merci, Eric! Have a lovely Christmas, everyone.

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  7. My best Christmas wishes to you Eric. We love you for all your wonderful posts; you are a "gift" to us.

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  8. Bonjour, Joyeux Noël a tout le monde. (Feel free to correct my grammar.) Lois, I've opted for a Bordeaux rather than Chardonnay. Not with Orangina, however, to be clear.

    I miss Paris and I miss all the people I've met there or in California because of Eric's blog. Who knew?

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  9. Merro Christmas, everyone!! Are those goggles on Santa's head? Left over from doing a little light welding on somebody's present? Or so the snow doesn't get in his eyes when he's on the sleigh?

    I got lots of books and movies about...Paris and France!! Who could have imagined?

    And, Jeff, that is the nicest Christmas sentiment! I'd love to see you all again. I second the thought that Eric is a gift to us. May we all find ways to be gifts to those in our lives. And, may we all find our way to a bit more peace and prosperity this year.

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  10. Merro Christmas to dear Eric and all the PDP family! Just back from Christmas Eve with the people I love most, and feeling very blessed. Received a book about a Parisian serial killer, a book about the famous Gardner heist, a Great Gatsby tote bag and an Ernest Hemingway finger puppet.

    I'll third Carrie's second of Jeff's post.

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  11. Wishing you the joy and peace of the day. Merry Christmas.

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  12. Joyeux Noel a toi, cher Eric! And to all PDP mavens who are celebrating today. Don't know what Santa will bring, but my best gift is to have my whole family gathered around the tree with me.

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  13. Merry Christmas Everyone!  Pa rum pum pum pum...   lol.

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  14. Merry Christmas Eric. We had friends over and I cooked my families traditional chicken, with roast veges, and because we're in Summer here I also made 2 Summer Salads. Topped it off with brownies made by my daughter and me, using the recipe used by my mother and me when I was small.
    Happy times.

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  15. May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!
    P.S. To anyone being a long way from home: you're not alone...

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  16. Merry Christmas to you and yours from cold Castille!!

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  17. Joyeux Noel and Merry Christmas! We had our extended family Christmas last night and we had ham, green beans, mashed potatoes, homemade stuffing with dried cherries, mushrooms, and sausage. For dessert, some decorated cookies, cheesecake, and bread pudding with salted caramel sauce. Yep, lots and lots! I also got a salted caramel chocolate bar and lavender cup and a gift certificate for my favorite restaurant! (They have a small cheese shop on the side... :D) Wonderful evening with my family.

    I'm so thankful for my family, my new church family here in Michigan, and my around the world friends here on the PDP. Thank you so much, Eric, for the gift that you give us each and every day. Merci!

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  18. Joyeux Noël et meilleurs voeux de la floride!

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  19. Joyeux noel to all.And,as always,thanks Eric for all that you do.
    Cyndi

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  20. Merry Christimas my dear dear Eric, may your life continue to be blessed and may all your dreams and hopes come true!!!!

    Feliz Natal do Brasil!

    PS: absolutely looove all the past photos from the last days :)

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  21. Merry Christmas to Eric and all PDPers! My only regret is that I wasn't at Christie's last night for Christmas eve dinner!

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  22. Merry Christmas Eric, ou Glædelig Jul comme on dit ici au Danemark !

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  23. Bon Natale from Milan. Some people have to work holidays, boo hoo.

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  24. @ phx-cdg-mxp, Merry Christmas Lynn. Sorry to hear that you had to work.

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  25. Merci merci merci.You're all so sweet; my best Christmas gifts ;-)

    Sorry Lynn... Did you see Santa in the clouds?!

    @Cédric "Glædelig Jul " to you. Ca fait longtemps!

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  26. @phx-cdg-mxp: I'm sorry you have to work this Christmas. Thank you for doing it, though. I'll bet you made someone's special vacation even more special. I hope that if and when I get a chance to fly to Europe for Christmas (someday soon, I hope!) there will be someone as nice as you working on the plane.

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  27. Merry Christmas everyone. Holding my 4 month old grandson again is the greatest gift this Christmas. He did really well on the flight here from Paris.
    I keep telling his mom and dad all about the great information and pictures that I find on this site, thank you Eric.

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